New Road Products
The multi-purpose Hauler Chassis concept will be launched by Volvo Construction. While the load body is a traditional ‘attachment’ for articulated haulers, several other effective hauling solutions can now be easily developed. Using E-Series articulated tractors, with a standard or extended frame as a base, bodybuilders can create a wide range of off-highway specials, such as hook lift, container hauler, concrete mixer, construction tractor, pipe carrier, wood chipper or timber transporter.
Fixing a Hole Where the Rain Gets In
The Bergkamp all-in-one FP5 Flameless Pothole Patcher’s insulated 5.1-cubic-yard electric-heated hopper keeps asphalt pliable and at a constant temperature for extended periods. The truck-mounted unit’s electric heat system uses an onboard hydraulic-powered AC generator to warm the full-length, electric-heating elements to produce consistent material heating throughout the hopper and eliminate hot spots. The thermostat allows the temperature to be set to match the material being transported and can be plugged into an external power source. An optional swing auger system delivers asphalt material in a wide 8.7-foot swing that ranges from the driver’s side wheel track past the passengers side wheel track. Write 40 on Reader Service Card.
DuraPatcher boasts that its DuraMaxx pothole patcher is now a single-person operation for patching potholes and distressed pavement. The truck-mounted unit uses a patented design with cab-mounted controls that allow operators to patch using spray-injection technology from the truck cab. The patcher incorporates a seven-yard aggregate hopper box, a high volume blower and a heated emulsion tank. From the cab, the operator uses a joystick to position the boom to repair the distressed area. When not in use, the boom folds flush with the front bumper and does not obstruct the operator’s vision. The unit is powered independently from the truck engine and an aggregate feed system works solely by gravity and venturi effect to supply a wide range of aggregate sizes. Write 41 on Reader Service Card.
The Metro Series melter applicators from Cimline come in 165-, 275- and 425-gallon capacities. The series sets itself apart from similar products with a new hose carrier to reduce operator fatigue. The three-section articulated boom keeps the hose low for better visibility while providing added support. It also provides protection in travel mode when wind buffeting can cause hose wear. The articulated boom is available for single or dual hose models. Metro’s Fume Guard uses an ignition system to burn off excess fumes generated from heating the sealant to optimum temperature. A kettle level-monitoring system also enables operators to keep accurate readings on melted sealant. Other standard features include a new quick start control system, auger assisted agitator assembly, high-intensity LED lighting and a heavy-duty tube frame. Write 42 on Reader Service Card.
The 8-ton Infrared Asphalt Reclaimer dumping unit from Raytech is designed to mount directly onto a truck chassis. It enables reclaimed waste asphalt and/or storage of hot mix, for year-round maintenance and patching. The hydraulically loading and discharge doors provide safety and convenience. An additional 2- or 4-ton reclaimer unit provides extra asphalt/different mix capacity for large projects and utility work. For a video on Raytech’s pavement preservation products, go to http://www.raytechinfrared.com/index2.htm. Write 43 on Reader Service Card.
Transpo’s Bondade CU-31 promotes adhesion of asphaltic materials by securing a water insensitive bond between the repair and base materials. According to the manufacturer, it lasts up to 85 percent longer than current methods; is free of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), making it environmentally safe; is non-flammable and non-combustible, non-toxic and produces non-hazardous fumes; and has been evaluated, proven and continuously used by many agencies. Write 44 on Reader Service Card.
The new S5000 from Python Manufacturing claims to be the only one-person operated pothole patcher that uses any standard hot or cold mix. The patcher has several new features, including a more comfortable cab, and an optional electric generator for keeping asphalt warm overnight. It also can operate in all kinds of weather so road repairs don’t need to be halted in the winter. The manufacturer also says the S5000 can cover approximately three times as much ground, or fix three times as many potholes as could a crew using traditional methods. Write 45 on Reader Service Card.
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